Andrew Youmans, affectionally known as “Rabbit,” was born on September 8, 1958, to the late Mr. Frank Youmans, Sr., and Mrs. Josephine Priester-Frazier, in Allendale County. He was educated in the public schools of Allendale County and a member of the Nazarene Baptist Church, where he was ordained as a deacon.
He was gainfully employed as a supervisor with Scotsman Ice Systems, Fairfax, SC, and a dedicated staff member of Riley’s Funeral Home Hampton Chapel Inc., Hampton, South Carolina, for many years.Deacon Youmans was first joined into holy matrimony to the the late Lena Mae Roberts Youmans and later to Mrs. Carolyn Shands. “Rabbit” took pride in his appearance, manicuring of lawns, and his love for fishing.
In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by a brother, John Frank “Mickie” Youmans. He departed this life on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Prisma Health Richland, Columbia, SC.
He leaves to cherish fonds memories: his loving wife, Carolyn Shands of the home; stepchildren, Angelia (Keith) Williams of Evans, GA, Stephanie (Quintin) Wylie, Mori Shands, and Noris Shands, all of Columbia, SC, and Walter Crittington of Brooklyn, New York; a step-great-nephew and two step-great-nieces reared in the home, Malachi Banks, Madison Banks, and Maryah Wilson; eight sisters, Willene Smart of Fairfax, SC, Shirley (Verdell) Early of Hampton, SC, Betty (Nathaniel) Roberts of Fairfax, SC, Karen Roberts, Mary Young, and Earnestine Marshall of Fairfax, SC, and Vera Rush and Tasha Brown, both of Miami, FL; three brothers, Herman (Elizabeth) Frazier of Charlotte, NC, Jeffery Frazier of Fairfax, SC, and Willie Jr. (Felicia) Frazier of Appleton, SC; two aunts, Ms. Rosella Priester and Mrs. Jessie May Hays; sisters-in-law, Effie Williams of Brunson, SC, Brenda (Elbert) Matthews of Charleston, SC, Ineatha Forester and Hester (Anderson) McKnight both of Brunson, SC, and Sheran (Herman) Smart of Fairfax, SC; two brothers-in-law, James (Mine’) Forester of Portsmouth, VA, and George (Letisha) Smith; step-grandchildren, Mariah Frazier and Kenneth Hall; and a step-great-grandson, Mason Thompson, all of Yemmasee, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and caring friends.
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